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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Discussing Rob Manfred and MLB's future

Laurence Holmes, David Haugh and Adam Hoge join Kap on the panel.

0:00 - Rob Manfred is getting heavily criticized as baseball’s season is on the brink. They are still going to find a way to get a deal done, right?

7:30 - Kyrie Irving is getting criticized for his criticisms of the NBA’s restart plan.

10:00 - It’s Part 2 of Kap’s interview with Sammy Sosa. He talks about whether or not he’s spoken with anyone from the Ricketts family as well as how he fixed his swing to become a MVP-level player.

19:30 - Kyle Long says he didn’t retire, he was fired. 

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Kyle Long's latest Bears tweets sure do hint at some beef with Matt Nagy

Kyle Long's latest Bears tweets sure do hint at some beef with Matt Nagy

Kyle Long's header photo on Twitter is a picture of a keychain that says 'May The Bridges I Burn Light The Way' which will make alllllll the sense in the world if you keep reading for, like, 20 more seconds. 

You see, Kyle Long retired during the 2019 NFL season. His play had declined, the injuries were piling up, and the everyday grind of a football season didn't seem worth it anymore. What followed was pretty standard fare in today's league: testing new career waters with various media appearances, impressive pictures of dramatic weight loss, and the occasional golf joke or six. 

Then, a random rumor about flirtation between Long and the Jets showed up on Twitter. That was kind of weird, right? Isn't Kyle Long retired as hell? Kyle Long seems retired as hell. 

Turns out, NOPE. Not how Kyle feels:

(Me too Kyle I have never tried to holler back after being dumped, we are definitely on the same page about that.) 

But reader! It gets better! 

And then, Kyle threw his Sunday punch: 

Kyle: Thank you for this. I mean that sincerely. Without these tweets, we would have probably just spent our 500th straight day trying to dissect whose motivational juice will propel them into the starting QB job. Twitter is terrible about everything, all the time, except for when Kyle Long logs on to talk about the Bears. Then, just for a brief moment, it all feels worth it.

Kyle Long isn't joining the Jets, calm down Bears fans, he's staying retired

Kyle Long isn't joining the Jets, calm down Bears fans, he's staying retired

Siiiiiiggggghhhhhhhh. 

On Friday afternoon, for whatever reason, Jets reporter Manish Mehta tweeted this out: 

He also pinned it! Which is pretty bold! It's an odd rumor to tweet out because Kyle Long is actually retired as hell. 

Case in point:  

and this: 

and wow actually this too: 

In fact, just Twitter search 'Kyle Long retired' or even just 'Kyle Long' and the answer's pretty evident. But rumors, rumors are no fun unless we are apart of one, so in that sense, this was great. In every other sense, this was dumb.